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Key Unfulfilled Prophecy #12

A New Heaven and a New Earth

Chapter 20 of the Book of Revelation tells us that at the end of the 1000-year reign, Satan, who has been bound for that period, will be loosed for a short time. He and those he can influence will attempt for the last time to make war against Jesus and the Saints. But the Bible also says in Revelation 20:9:

9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven,

Satan will be thrown into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone to begin his eternal torment. He will join the False Prophet and the Beast who were thrown there before the Millennium began. The Great White Throne Judgment will take place and the unrighteous of all the ages and death and Hell will be tossed into the Lake of Fire. And then, Eternity Future, a new Heaven, and a New earth begin.

Revelation 21:1-3 says:
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

Often when we think about spending eternity with God, we believe that we will be caught up to the 3rd Heaven, but the fact is Heaven is coming down to earth. The Bible gives us a beautiful description of New Jerusalem which will be our Eternity Future home in Rev. 21:10-23.

10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
Verse 24 says:
24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

So, Saints, this summarizes the Twelve Unfulfilled Prophecies. The Rapture will usher us into the 3rd heaven where we will receive our rewards for the labor for our work on earth. Those who miss the Rapture will experience the wrath of God that is poured out upon planet earth during a terrible seven-year period called the Tribulation. Few will be saved during this time, but most who are will have to give their lives to be saved. Jesus will return to earth for His Millennial Kingdom reign and we, the church, will come back to earth with Him. Israel will repent and take their rightful place with God and become the people that God called them to be from the beginning. Satan will be bound, and Jesus will reign for 1000 years. At the end of the 1000-year period, Satan will be loosed for a short period, and he will make one last attempt to overthrow the Throne of Christ. God himself will rain down fire upon the earth, ending that short rebellion. Satan will be tossed into the Lake of Fire where the Beast and the False Prophet have already been thrown. The unsaved of all ages will be raised to be judged according to their works at the Great White Throne Judgment. Death, Hell, and the unrighteous dead will be tossed into the Lake of Fire.

God will create a New Heaven and a New Earth. Our Heavenly Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will live on earth and we, as the Bride of Jesus, will be with them. The redeemed will praise, love and worship Him forever. The beauty of the new heaven and earth will be so awesome that our finite minds cannot even fathom the glories that God has in store for us. Rev. 22:17 says:

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will let him take the water of life freely.

Fight on soldiers, fight on. It’s going to be worth everything that you have to go through on earth to obtain this glory. Be encouraged; we are working towards a goal, and that is to spend eternity with Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father in the New Heaven and New Earth.